Ensaio: Avaliação e Políticas Públicas em Educação
Print version ISSN 0104-4036
OLIVEIRA, Gerson Pastre de. Technological fluency, behavior and complexities: a computers lab, the time, the people and other things. Ensaio: aval.pol.públ.Educ. [online]. 2005, vol.13, n.48, pp. 307-332. ISSN 0104-4036. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-40362005000300003.
This article relates a field experience that used participative observation in order to underline evident some behaviors related to the use of new technologies of information and communication (NTIC) by postgraduating students. The research was accomplished in a computers laboratory which is used by master's/doctoral's degree students and tried to verify some questions related to fluency in use of NTIC and some personal trajectories fulfilled by high-level users on their technological learning. Other questions appeared during this research: the students behavior in respect to their colleagues, the relation time/new technologies, the non-formal resources of digital technologies learning. The analisys of data obtained, far from to obtain definitive answers, it opens other questions whose investigation is fundamental in order to understanding new ways of learning in contemporary society, as well as preoccupations related to the time and the alterity.
Keywords : Participative observation; Technological fluency; New technologies of information and communication; Time; Alterity; Learning.